ASSAM NEWS

ONGC iron pipe smuggling scam

A Correspondent
JOYSAGAR, May 29: Madhab Das (41), a resident of Bhatiapara under Joysagar Police Station of Sivasagar district, was arrested by Sivasagar Police on Monday in connection with the ONGC iron scrap, drilling pipe, machinery, drilling chemicals and crude oil smuggling scam worth about Rs 1,500 crore which took place in Rudrasagar oil field jurisdiction under Joysagar Police Station of ONGC, Sivasagar head office about two years ago. Earlier, police had arrested Paresh Das, Tariq Ahmed, Rubul Ahmed and one Ratneshwar Das, who surrendered before the O/C, Joysagar Police Station few days ago. All the arrested as well as surrendered persons are now in Sivasagar Jail as per the CJM court’s order. Meanwhile, other accused persons, including officers of the ONGC, are now under police scanner and Sivasagar Police special investigation team, led by DSP (HQ), raided the houses of various accused ONGC senior officers on Sunday and Monday.